Approval of Amendments to the Constitution from the Singapore Registry of Societies (ROS)

The AGM held on the 8th of May 2014 voted in favour of the proposed amendments to the Constitution. These changes were submitted to the Singapore Registry of Societies (ROS) for review and approval.

 

To recap, the following proposals were made and submitted to ROS:

 

Rule 16.3 – Banking of Monies

“All monies belonging to the Chamber not required for current expenses shall be kept with such banks or financial institutions as the Committee may decide.  The Committee shall have the discretion to determine authorised signatories and limitations of authority over bank accounts of the Chamber.”

 

Rule 16.8 – Appointment of Secretary

“The Committee shall appoint a Secretary, who need not also be a Committee Member, who shall be responsible, among such other duties as the Secretary may be required to perform, for receiving all entrance fees, subscriptions and other monies payable to the Chamber in the absence of the appointment of a Treasurer for that purpose.  A Secretary appointed under this Rule shall not serve in that office for more than two consecutive years.”

 

Based on ROS’ review and recommendation, the proposed amendments were approved subject to change in the wording under Rule 16.8 to read as follows (ROS change underlined):

 

“The Committee shall appoint a Secretary, who can be either an elected Committee member or an additional Committee member from outside the elected 12 Committee members, who shall be responsible, among such other duties as the Secretary may be required to perform, for receiving all entrance fees, subscriptions and other monies payable to the Chamber in the absence of the appointment of a Treasurer for that purpose.  A Secretary appointed under this Rule shall not serve in that office for more than two consecutive years.”

 

The Constitution has been updated accordingly and is available for download below:

 

 

Hugo Walkinshaw                                                                      Chris Kilburn
President                                                                                      Secretary 

     
 
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